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It’s not hard to find a dog breeder, but you want to find a reputable one when picking out your Yorkshire Terrier. Look for a breeder of Yorkshire Terriers that does the following:

  • Breeds only animals who are healthy and have good, stable dispositions

  • Waits to breed until he has a waiting list of buyers for the puppies or is breeding for a new puppy he can show

  • Begins socializing the puppies shortly after they’re born

  • Has the puppies undergo health checks by a vet and gets their initial shots

  • Waits until the puppies are a minimum of 12-weeks-old before separating them from their mother

  • Sells puppies out of his own home

  • Investigates the people he sells puppies to

  • Makes health records and medical checks of the dam, sire, and puppy available to you

  • Gives you the registered names and numbers of the puppies’ dam and sire

  • Insists on spay/neuter agreement for non-show-quality puppies or specifies limited registration in the American Kennel Club (AKC) for the puppy

  • Offers a written guarantee for the health and temperament of the puppy

  • Does other things (exhibits his dogs, participates in breed clubs, and so on) with the dogs besides breed them

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During her 30-year writing career, Susan M. Ewing, MS, has written 11 books on dogs. She's served as vice president of the Dog Writers Association of America and president of the Cat Writers Association. She's contributed columns and articles about pets to a slew of publications.

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